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Fwd: [MobileActive Discuss] Calling all ICT4D Failed projects to Washington DC!

From: Katrin Verclas <katrin@mobileactive.org>
Date: Tue, 13 Jul 2010 16:34:58 -0400
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FYI - if you are in town on July 26th.

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> From: Anoush Tatevossian <anoush@mobileactive.org>
> Date: July 13, 2010 4:26:25 PM EDT
> To: mobileactive-discuss@googlegroups.com
> Subject: [MobileActive Discuss] Calling all ICT4D Failed projects  
> to  Washington DC!
>
>
>
> Get ready to show off your finest failures! On July 26th,  
> MobileActive.org is bringing FAILfaire to Washington, DC! Co-hosted  
> by the World Bank's Innovation Practice, we'll take look at all  
> those ICT and mobile development projects that have crashed, burned,  
> and all around FAILED.
>
> While we often focus on highlighting successes and gains in our  
> industry, it's no secret that many projects just don't work - some  
> aren't scalable, some aren't sustainable, some can't get around  
> bureaucratic hoops, and many fail due to completely unanticipated  
> barriers. But a failure is no reason to be ashamed! Instead,  
> FAILfaire looks to bring together a collection of failures so that  
> we can learn from what hasn't worked in the past in order to make  
> our future projects stronger and better.
>
> This is where YOU come in. Have you been a part of a project that  
> flopped? Maybe the project used the wrong technology for its region.  
> Maybe it didn't engage the intended community. Or maybe the rollout  
> was too rushed. Whatever the reason, we want to hear from you.
>
> This is our call for submissions - be a part of FAILfaire! Email us,  
> or go to our website, FAILfaire.org/submit/, and submit a case study  
> presentation about your failed project and what we can learn from it.
>
> On July 26, we'll get together to cringe, laugh and learn at the  
> second ever FAILfaire. Details are below, so get your submissions in  
> now.
>
>
> SUBMIT A FAIL: http://failfaire.org/submit/
>
> WHAT: FAILfaire: Learning from fails in ICT and mobiles for  
> development
> WHEN: Monday July 26, 2010 from 6pm to 8:30pm
> WHERE: The World Bank
>
> RULES OF THE GAME:
>
> 10 minute, Ignite-style presentations of an ICT4D related project  
> that flopped for some reason or another. What was the project? What  
> was the #FAIL? Why did it fail? What would you do differently next  
> time?
>
> We will not film or livecast the proceedings.  However, the event is  
> on the record, and can be tweeted and blogged unless the presenter  
> notes that something is off the record. Presenters speak from a  
> personal perspective, or that of an organization. Presenters may  
> only speak about projects they were involved in implementing - there  
> is no third party bashing!
>
> The idea is to create a safe space to embrace our failures, because  
> only by doing so can we learn and improve.
>
> RSVP is required to attend: http://failfairedc.eventbrite.com/
>
>
> --
> Anoush Rima Tatevossian
> MobileActive.org
> Anoush@mobileactive.org
>
> skype: anoush.rima
> twiter: @artate
> +1 (347) 855-4844
>
> A global network of people using mobile technology for social impact
> http://mobileactive.org
>
>
>
> -- 
> Anoush Rima Tatevossian
> MobileActive.org
> Anoush@mobileactive.org
>
> skype: anoush.rima
> twiter: @artate
> +1 (347) 855-4844
>
> A global network of people using mobile technology for social impact
> http://mobileactive.org
>
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Katrin Verclas
MobileActive.org
katrin@mobileactive.org

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